Top 10 Essex Beaches

Here are The UK Beaches Guides top 10 Essex beaches. Our rating is based on two factors: the amount each page is viewed and any reviews submitted.

1. Frinton-on-Sea Beach, Frinton on Sea

Frinton-on-Sea Beach.Frinton-on-Sea is a small quiet seaside town in Essex and is a world away from it is busier neighbours of Walton-on-the-Naze and Clacton-on-Sea. Frinton-on-Sea has a sandy beach with wooden ...

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2. Thorpe Bay Beach, Southend on sea

Thorpe Bay Beach.Thorpe Bay beach is a sand/pebble beach backed by a promenade, groynes and includes a tidal paddling pool.The beach is part of the long Southend-on-Sea seafront and is popular with all water...

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3. Dovercourt Bay Beach, Harwich

Dovercourt Bay Beach.Dovercourt Bay beach is a sand and shingle beach that gently shelves into the sea. A popular family beach with activities and amusements to keep the children happy. Dovercourt, well known f...

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4. Chalkwell Beach, Southend on Sea

Chalkwell Beach.Chalkwell Beach is a sandy beach with groynes backed by a grassy area. The beach has a sea water paddling pool. Chalkwell is part of the long Southend-on-Sea seafront, sitting towards the W...

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5. Clacton West and Martello Bay Beach, Clacton on Sea

Clacton West and Martello Bay Beach.Clacton West beach and Martello Bay beaches are adjacent to each other with gentle shelving sand backed by a promenade and seafront gardens....

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6. Walton-on-the-Naze Beach, Walton on the Naze

Walton-on-the-Naze Beach.Walton-on-the-Naze beach is a traditional large sandy beach with wooden groynes splitting it into sections. The beach sits either side of the second longest pier in Britain, with nearby Southend be...

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7. Holland-on-sea Beach, Clacton on Sea

Holland-on-sea Beach.Holland-on-sea beach is a sandy beach to the east of Clacton. A sandy beach with some sea defences. Holland-on-sea beach is less busy than the main Clacton beaches but only a half an hour wa...

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8. Shoebury East Beach, Southend

Shoebury East Beach.Shoebury East beach is approximately quarter of a mile long gently sloping sandy/shingle beach backed by a large grassy area perfect for picnics. Can get very crowded on hot summer days and ...

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9. Thorney Bay Beach, Canvey Island

Thorney Bay Beach.Thorney Bay beach is a small sandy beach (some mud at lower tide) on Canvey Island backed by a large grassy area. To one side of the beach you have a caravan park....

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10. Brooklands Beach, Clacton on Sea

Brooklands Beach.Brooklands Beach sits within Jaywick on the outskirts of Clacton-on-Sea. You have a beach that sits alongside the main street and at the end you have a holiday camp. The beach has sea b...

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Blue Flag Beaches

In addition to this list of our top Essex beaches, Essex has 6 Blue Flag awarded beaches and many more seaside awards.


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